An intensifying typhoon—the first one in the year—could hit the Philippines from May 14 to 16, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned.
In a report by Gulf News, typhoon Vongfong or Ambo in the Philippines is forecasted to reach category 4 status with winds that can reach132 mph. PAGASA further warns that it could bring floods and strong winds specifically in Eastern Visayas, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, and Masbate,
Gulf News added in its report that the authorities have already urged farmers in the Philippines to harvest their crops soon before the typhoon hits.
TYPHOON #AmboPH UPDATE
As of 4:15 AM, 14 May 2020, Thursday
• "AMBO" slightly intensifies while threatening Northern Samar, Bicol Region.
• The eye of Typhoon "AMBO" is currently visible on PAGASA Guiuan Radar. pic.twitter.com/W3xm0sEfeN
— Philippine Emergency Alerts – PEA (@AlertsPea) May 13, 2020